since: 2.24


g_unix_fd_list_append (
  GUnixFDList* list,
  gint fd,
  GError** error


Adds a file descriptor to list.

The file descriptor is duplicated using dup(). You keep your copy of the descriptor and the copy contained in list will be closed when list is finalized.

A possible cause of failure is exceeding the per-process or system-wide file descriptor limit.

The index of the file descriptor in the list is returned. If you use this index with g_unix_fd_list_get() then you will receive back a duplicated copy of the same file descriptor.

Available since: 2.24



Type: gint

A valid open file descriptor.


Type: GError **

The return location for a recoverable error.

The argument can be NULL.
If the return location is not NULL, then you must initialize it to a NULL GError*.
The argument will left initialized to NULL by the method if there are no errors.
In case of error, the argument will be set to a newly allocated GError; the caller will take ownership of the data, and be responsible for freeing it.

Return value

Type: gint

The index of the appended fd in case of success, else -1 (and error is set)